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Robert James Curran

Military

Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 5 x missions. Departed base Perrone (A-72) on mission to Germany, climbing through 10/10 cloud layer departed formation. Crashed 3 km SW Wassigny, partial bomb load detonation destroyed A/C and crew. Killed in Action (KIA) 28-Feb-45. MACR 15875

Awards: PH

Service

People

  • John Potschner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Departed base Perrone (A-72) on mission to Germany, climbing through 10/10 cloud layer departed formation. Crashed 3 km SW Wassigny, partial bomb load detonation destroyed A/C and crew. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR...

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-96124 'Holy Moses'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Departed base Perrone (A-72) on mission to Germany, climbing through 10/10 cloud layer departed formation. Crashed 3 km SW Wassigny, partial bomb load detonation destroyed A/C and crew. 6 x Killed in Action (KIA)....

Associated Place

  • Rivenhall

    Military site : airfield
    Originally allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a heavy bomber base, Rivenhall was built during 1943-44 but transferred to the Ninth Air Force before construction was complete. It had three concrete runways, 51 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

  • Péronne

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Westchester County, NY, USA 30 January 1919
Lived in Yonkers, NY, USA 1941
Enlisted Mohawk, NY 13407, USA 19 August 1941

Mohawk
New York

Promotion United States 12 August 1943

Promoted Sergeant 12-Aug-43.

Based Rivenhall 1944 – 28 February 1945

Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF.

Married Yonkers, NY, USA 1944

Married Jean C Curran.

Promotion 80200 Péronne, France 25 February 1945

Promoted 1st Sergeant 25-Feb-45.

Died 02630 Wassigny, France 28 February 1945

Failed to Return mission to Germany. Crashed 3 km SW Wassigny. Killed in Action (KIA) 28-Feb-45. MACR 15875

Buried 80200 Péronne, France 29 February 1945

Interred
Péronne cemetery

Buried Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Re-Interred
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried 1701 J St, Keokuk, IA 52632, USA 15 February 1949

Re-Interred
Keokuk National Cemetery
Keokuk,
Lee County, IA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 August 2018 18:26:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/record/83510000-robert-j-curran
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2880884

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